Skip to comments.Defense chief says states can use National Guard to enforce stay-at-home orders
Posted on 03/31/2020 8:32:39 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that states have the option of using the National Guard to enforce stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
[T]hat would be an option for the governors, Esper said on CBS News. Again, the guard is active in all 50 states and territories. I'm very proud of what our guardsmen are doing, but we have a whole lot more capacity out there in the guard right now to do more.
Esper compared having the National Guard deal with the coronavirus to its duties when a hurricane or another natural disaster strikes the country, saying the force would be used to curb the outbreaks effects.
You know, we typically think of National Guard dealing with a hurricane in a state or a series of tornadoes, and this case right now, we have 54 hurricanes out there, he said. And every single state and territory, and we know they're going to grow in size and in their power.
The remarks come as a growing number of states order their residents to shelter in their homes to try to blunt the spread of COVID-19, which has infected over 189,000 people and killed at least 3,900 in the U.S. Last weekend the National Guard in Rhode Island began going door-to-door to enforce quarantine orders for those leaving New York.
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You want to induce panic ? Because this is how you induce panic.
Not only that, but everyone can use their copies of the Constitution as toilet paper. All of our problems are solved now!
Yes, they want to induce panic.
Law abiding citizens locked up. Career criminals freed.
What country is this??
Great - militarized hysteria
Oy f’n vey
Smells of Gestapo.
Just they try.
“May I see your papers, please.”
I go wherever in the Hell I want. I just make sure to take a grocery list with me.
Does anybody know if any of the Gestapo-in-training governors have suspended lottery ticket sales? Wouldn’t that cut down on unnecessary trips?
(Just look around for TP when you go to your local convenience store to buy lotto.)
Not crazy. I hear the same in other countries. For example in Munich, Germany the police patrol the streets and violators are fined 50 Euros unless going out for food or medicine.
Soon the Eye of Sauron will be gazing upon us all.
By virtue of that statement alone, this idiot needs to go. He must be fired. It is painfully obvious he hasn’t a clue about our Constitution or, worse, he does and doesn’t care.
He is oblivious to how inflammatory that statement is.
We are not Subjects in this country. We The People ARE This Country. They Work for US!
I think there are people who want Trump to declare martial law so they can claim it proves he’s a dictator.
I know there’s a line somewhere that they cross and it’s too much. Have they crossed it yet?
Or at the very least have Trump set the precedent so that a future Rat President can do the same.
A minister was already arrested for holding a church service.
“Florida megachurch pastor arrested for breaching Covid-19 health order”
If they do this there will be many deaths.
Things just keep getting weirder and weirder. I live down on the Gulf Coast of Texas- little fishing/drinking town of Rockport. Even here, with zero confirmed cases of chi-com virus in the county things are shut down with a “stay at home order”: within Aransas County, the city limits of Rockport, and the town limits of Fulton are ordered to shelter at their place of residence...”
So being a quarter of a mile off shore alone in your boat is now illegal? WTF
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